Police say they have arrested an Australian soccer player who groped a woman on a hotel dance floor in Chelsea and then attacked her angry friend who interfered.
Jordan de Joy, the 25-year-old striker for the Collingwood AFL in Melbourne, who had previously been charged with assault in Australia, has been arrested after he and a fellow Australian touched a 35-year-old woman they had sneaked into dancing. At a rooftop bar at the Dream Hotel on West 16th Street around 2:20 a.m., police said.
The harassment upset the woman’s male friend, who confronted De Joy, who is 6-foot-3 and weighs 194 pounds, and Guy’s friend, Luke Dyson, 28.
DeJoy and Dyson allegedly hit the man, 37, in the face with a bottle, punching and kicking him, according to the New York Police Department.
Police said de Joy and Dyson, who were staying at the hotel, were charged with touching and forcible assault.
The victims, who were also staying at the hotel, were visiting from Cambridge, Massachusetts. They refused medical treatment.
In 2018, De Goey was charged with indecent assault due to an alleged incident in 2015. But by August, The charges have been dropped The police were ordered to pay the athlete’s legal fees.
Collingswood said she is aware of the situation, but has not yet contacted Dee Joy, According to ABC.
“The club is trying to contact Jordan, who is in the United States, to determine the facts of the matter,” a club spokesman said.
“The club will not be in a position to comment further until he does.”